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Small Business Trucking Executive Tells Congress of Flaws in Hours Proposal

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In testimony before the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, James Burg, president of James Burg Trucking Co., said proposed changes to the federal hours-of-service were unwarranted and would harm small businesses nationwide. "These changes, if finalized, would have a profoundly negative impact on small businesses, would restrict productivity and would…

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Trucking Groups Call on NHTSA to Examine Truck Crashworthiness Standards

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American Trucking Associations and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association together called on the federal government to begin researching standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks. "NHTSA has continuously developed crashworthiness standards for automobiles and light trucks, but to date has generally not applied crashworthiness standards to commercial trucks," the two groups wrote in a June…

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FMCSA Survey Shows Increase in Safety Belt Use

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New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that shows 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009. According to FMCSA's Safety Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey, the number of commercial drivers that are wearing safety belts…

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Safety device to monitor truck drivers

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Have you heard about Green Road, a two-inch device with lights that go from green to yellow to red?  It monitors how you are driving and lets you know if you are driving recklessly.  When it first came out, it was marketed as a consumer product; however, commercial trucking companies are now looking into it.…

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